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Sep 19, 2010 8:30am EDT
. ♪ >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. it's good to have you with us. another historic event for pope benedict the 16th this week. his four-day visit to the yinged kingdom. king henry viii broke ties with the roman catholic church almost 500 years ago. as kim reports, benedict's trip has not been without controversy. >> pope benedict went to the uk at the invitation of queen elizabeth ii, the official head of england. the only was john pall ii in 1982. he was greeted with an outpouring of affection. pope benedict has faced outright protests. one major issue is outrage over the clergy sex abuse crisis still swirling over many parts of europe. at the beginning of the trip, benedict admitted the church was not quick and decisive to take the necessary measures to combat the crisis. another is between roman catholics and the anglo-american community. last october the vatican made it easier for disaffected anglocans to become catholic. a highlight is the trip is the -- but perhaps the biggest challenge has been making the case for faith and a nation known for growing secularism. throughout the trip benedic
WETA
Sep 12, 2010 10:30am EDT
by -- >>> welcome. it's good to have you with us. as the country observes the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks, there's been an extraordinary national conversation about the challenges of religious diversity and the boundaries of tolerance. there were protests and condemnations from around the world over a small independent florida church's threatened plan to burn the koran. secretary of state hillary clinton called the plan disrespectful and disgraceful. and general david petraeus, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we
WHUT
Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to the area through education and advocacy. during his 31 years in the u.s. foreign service, he served as ambassador at large for counter terrorism in the state department and as chief of mission in jerusalem. >> let me start with you. given the failure of diplomatic efforts to achieve peace in the middle east, why the continued failure of diplomatic efforts, and what can grassroots efforts to to stimulate the peace process? >> the failure of diplomatic efforts is due to the lack of commitment, sustained commitment to help these two struggling societies out of a terrible mess. the united states, i think can be faulted for its view that it's really up to the parties themselves to solve this. i think it's clear, now, that they cannot do this without strong intervention led by the united states, which has played such an active role. even that will not be enough to make lasting peace, as you suggest. there has to be a commitment to peace from the israeli people and palestinian people. at the moment, while they support and want peace, they don't believe it's possible. their support for offi
WETA
Sep 5, 2010 10:30am EDT
abernethy. it's good to have you with us for the first program of our 14th year on the air. >>> peace talks resumed this week in washington between israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. several religious groups welcomed the return to direct negotiations. jewish and muslim organizations urged flexibility from both sides. and nearly 30 christian leaders expressed their support for a two-state solution. in a letter to president obama, the u.s. conference of catholic bishops, the national council of churches, and others said that if an agreement is not reached within the coming year, it may not be reachable at all. >>> in his address from the oval office on tuesday, president obama officially announced the end of the combat mission in iraq. the president said it was time for the country to turn the page, although, he said, the u.s.'s commitment to iraq will continue. concerns remain about the state of that country, which has yet to form a new government, and is facing renewed sectarian violence. we'll talk about the morality of the iraq war later in
WETA
Sep 26, 2010 10:30am EDT
deficient. both the u.s. supreme court and virginia governor bob mcdonald denied appeals that they block the execution. >>> a popular mega church preacher is at the center of a series of high profile lawsuits filed this week. bishop eddie long, head of the new birth missionary baptist church outside atlanta has been accused by three young men of coercing them into sexual relationships. the plaintiffs, now in their 20s, say long gave them expensive jewelry and took them on lavish trips. bishop long denies the charges. in the past, he has preached against homosexuality. >>> the first of the changes required by the new u.s. health care law went into effect this week. even as public and political opposition to the law remains strong. we have a report from correspondent sala gonzalez on a clinic for the poor in rural mississippi. it's run by ann brooks, a remarkable woman who is both a medical doctor and a catholic nun. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the mississippi delta, it's a place associated with cotton fields, peaceful bayous, and faded communities where blues music was born. however, the delta i
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